Diaper recycling plant
Some stats : 27.4 billion disposable diapers are consumed every year in the U.S.
Over 92% of all single-use diapers end up in a landfill.
Disposable diapers are the third largest single consumer item in landfills, and represent about 4% of solid waste.
No one knows how long it takes for a disposable diaper to decompose, but it is estimated to be about 250-500 years, long after your children, grandchildren and great, great, great grandchildren will be gone.
Why not just ban disposable diapers. Then just use cloth diapers with an absorbent insert if you want and when needed wash them yourself.
Diapers are a perfect candidate for EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility). In the 1990s the industry set up a company called Knowaste that developed a system for recycling them (sort of: diapers need a major redesign to be truly recyclable). But government missed the opportunity to regulate, and instead spends tax dollars collecting them and trying to compost them in city facilities (Toronto). The province should bring Pampers etc to the table and say: here's the deadline ~ show us your plan. This is how we are getting TVs and computers out of our landfills. If the producers find it's hard to recycle diapers, they'll come up with a better design...
Sky Bray commented
Here's an article :
"Diaper recycling plant emerges in the UK" http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/global-green/091113/diaper-recycling-plant-emerges-uk